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that story. >> reporter: good morning. fbi officials have told us that their investigation into this whole scandal which brought down david petraeus so far has not turned up any threat or damage to national security. since the affair with paula broadwell occurred while petraeus was the director of the central intelligence agency, the cia's inspector general has begun his own investigation. sources say the cia is looking into the general conduct of petraeus over the 4 months he headed the agency. officials say the probe is exploratory and doesn't presuppose any particular outcome. but the attorney general wants to make sure he didn't misuse any agency assets in his affair with broadwell. for the first time thursday attorney general eric holder defended the justice department's handling of the fbi summer long investigation of the broadwell/petraeus matter. holder was asked specifically about the fbi's decision to delay notifying the white house until after the election. >> we felt secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist that warranted the sharing of that informa
la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down together tomorrow, trying to keep the company from, or should i say the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. it is an ugly mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could put the economy back into recession. and those cuts are likely to hit our region disproportionately hard. >> i'm bruce leshan on capitol hill where worried demonstrators from across d.c. urged house speaker john boehner to compromise with president obama and avoid direct budget cuts. >> jobs, no cuts. >> reporter: more than 100 protesters
resigned from his position last friday after the fbi revealed he had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. investigators want to know if petraeus did or told broadwell anything which may have compromised national security >>> despite the efforts to improve mental health programs, suicide rates are going up for active members of the -- members of the military. the pentagon says this year 166 soldiers have taken their own lives. that's already more than all of 2011. the problem has been linked to combat stress, but the army says many of the soldiers who have committed suicide all this year have never been deployed. >>> is there some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take e
. and we're going to continue to work to get those answers. >> reporter: it took ten days for the fbi to gather the video from the security cameras at the consulate. the hearings again will go on today. it will be day two of these hearings and then the next half hour i'm going to break down the timeline that was given to this intelligence committee. back to both of you. >> all right, that's surae chinn reporting live on capitol hill. we'll be hearing more from her later on in the morning. >>> time now for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. wall street still struggling. >> fingers crossed we're hoping for better days. it's friday maybe that will put investors in a better state of mind. four days in a row that wall street lost some ground and investors reactioned to news yesterday that the 17 country euro zone has slipped back into a recession, nobody likes that. checking the numbers -- >>> but wall street could like this news. put together an energy boom. a housing recovery, and easy money from the federal reserve what do you get? potentially
for the fbi to get this video from the security cameras from the consulate. it could explain excuse me, why they didn't get the full picture here back in the united states. in the next half hour i'm going to go into detail over the timeline and what actually happened and what type of video they were given. back to you. >> thank you surae. >>> we have an update that's important on the breaking news amber alert out of virginia we've been reporting throughout the morning. deputies in halifax county still looking for 1-year-old alexis rose carwile. and the search extends into the d.c. area. police say she was abducted by 41-year-old eugene black, the child's father and 35-year-old jennifer carwile the girl's mother. black has been apprehended in chesterfield county and they have the car apparently as well but they are still looking for the mother. jennifer carwile and again the little girl. >>> a surprise verdict declared in the bowie state murder trial. alexis simpson the young woman accused of stabbing her young roommate dominique frazier to death was found not guilty on all seven counts. whi
schieffer is with us now live. bob, in all the complaining about this fbi investigation and whether or not they told congress about the petraeus situation soon enough, is there just the tiniest little hint in there, that this scandal, if it had come out sooner, might have affected the election? >> i don't really think it would be, quite frankly, because i don't think it had much to do with what the campaign was all about. this campaign was about the economy, about jobs. it was about a lot of things and i do not think that the head of the cia resigning would have made all that much difference. i may be totally wrong about that, but i just don't think it would have. >> i think you're probably right. let's talk about the fiscal cliff, because i'm trying to figure out just how much compromise is actually on the table, because despite accommodating rhetoric, both sides seem to be digging in they're heels, not too far away from where they were last year. >> i think that's exactly right, derek. i think what you saw is both sides, there has to be a beginning. you have to lay out your openin
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